Amsterdam – (Band)

Amsterdam – 1977 Rhyl punk band formed from the ashes of Stripey by Steve Allan Jones (keys, vocals), Dave Parry (guitar), Gary Jones (drums) who added Steve Oldfield (bass) (later of Misery Bros) & Eddie Macdonald (guitar).

They sounded a bit like Elvis Costello/Stranglers. Eddie left after Steve wouldn’t let him do one of his songs in the set (he couldn’t write songs for toffee at that point!). He teamed up with Mike Peters as The Toilets & Amsterdam carried on with Dave Parry replaced on guitar by Andy Holt.

Played loads of gigs in the north west, often booked the Little Theatre, Rhyl & asked other bands to support them. Biggest gig played was Liverpool Uni at the Radio City battle of the bands contest.

Also played the Scala, Prestatyn where (possibly) Seventeen supported, & with Siouxsie & The Banshees at Colwyn Bay Pier. Did a demo in 1978 feat; Nights On The Street. Band eventually split up in 1979.

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